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    Office XP and visual foxpro 5 (xp)

    since we switch to word in office XP we cannot use visual foxpro files (.dbf) in our mail merges. I search for converters on the office web site and I got a message that I needed to use office resource pack for 2003.

    I downloaded and installed that but I still can't use .dbf files when mail merging in word. I have the choice to open a .dbf but I get the message that it cannot open the file.

    Help anyone?

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    Re: Office XP and visual foxpro 5 (xp)

    It seems unlikely that you should need an Office 2003 pack to get something for Office XP.

    Perhaps you can use the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Visual FoxPro 8.0.

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    Re: Office XP and visual foxpro 5 (xp)

    thank you for the lead but it didn't work. I have been fussing in the ODBC panel and now I can use a .dbf but not one generated by a program called Accuzip. I can't figure out what makes this file different. I'm thinking that if I can open all visual and regular foxpro files I should be ok. RIght?

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    Re: Office XP and visual foxpro 5 (xp)

    Sorry, you've lost me completely. I don't have FoxPro myself and I have no idea what AccuZip is.

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    Re: Office XP and visual foxpro 5 (xp)

    Is there some flag in the file that indicates it's a FoxPro file? Have you tried the dBASE III/IV filters instead?

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